A friend posted a link to BuddingSTEM on Facebook, and I was intrigued. Imagine if you will, a world where girls like dinosaurs and science, space and all the rest. That’s our world. But yet, if H wanted a t-shirt with a dinosaur or a rocket on it, then we’re looking in the boys section. This is where BuddingSTEM exist.
BuddingSTEM was started by two mums in the US, and they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign recently as well. Their girls wanted train design pants, but in shops only boys versions existed. This is where the seeds were sown and BuddingSTEM was born – if you can’t buy them in the shops, then make them yourself!
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – all things H is interested in – and this forms the centre of what BuddingSTEM is about.
The Kickstarter campaign has many options. The last campaign we backed was the Lammily doll, and this one grabbed me as you don’t get many t-shirts which are girly without being too girly. I like that the prints are big and bold – a five year old or a ten year old could wear the t-shirt and neither would look odd. I like the Apatosaurus collection, though the space range is fabulous too.
Much as I tried to squash out too much pink in our lives, H’s two favourite colours are blue and pink – and both are colour options with BuddingSTEM, as well as yellow and green. Seeing their Kickstarter page I could see H in the clothes – she’s like me, a jeans and t-shirts kind of girl when she’s not at school, and I think these shirts are fabulous colours. They ship worldwide too.
She’ll often say “I can’t do that as it’s for boys” and I hate the fact she feels things are that way. I do my best to convince her otherwise, but it’d be so nice if children can just be what they want to be without thinking there may be problems. If you’ve heard of Goldieblox and like what they do, BuddingSTEM sits nicely alongside it.
I pledged $25. They’re $2,000 short of their target with 17 days to go, so I think it’s fairly safe to say it’s going to happen, which is brilliant news.
BuddingSTEM’s website is here
The Kickstarter campaign is here